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07/20/2009

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Half of CIS Leaders Skip Horse Races

President Dmitry Medvedev gathered leaders from some of Russia’s closest allies at the Moscow hippodrome this weekend for a stylish, though informal, CIS summit, but only half of the group’s presidents showed up.

Medvedev Targets Teens and Maybe Khorkina

The president calls for young people to play a bigger role in politics.

Putin Warns on VEB Loan Extensions

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday warned United Company RusAl and several other top Russian companies that they would not be able to extend indefinitely the $10 billion in emergency government loans they received last year.

Police: Chigirinsky May Stay in Britain

Beleaguered entrepreneur Shalva Chigirinsky might not return to Russia after failing to appear for questioning over a tax evasion case involving the Moscow Oil and Gas Company, investigators said Friday.

Slain Activist Faced Pressure From Kadyrov

The Associated Press
A confrontation Natalya Estemirova had with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in March 2008 may have been a grim forewarning of her violent end.

China Says Russia Shares Blame for Smuggling

The Chinese government also called for protection of the traders’ rights and said it considers Cherkizovsky to be a priority issue.

Crude’s Inexorable Sways Keep the Ruble Volatile

The economy’s ruling tandem has a bumpy two weeks following a relatively peaceful June.

Young and Old Ready for Chess in Open Air

Two dozen or so children and adults hunched over tables for ten-minute bursts of concentration Sunday at “Chess Boulevard,” a chess tournament that takes place every weekend this summer.

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